Sharp is unveiling a series totalling five industrial standard 7-inch TFT LCDs in the first half of 2010. The spectrum ranges from the robust screens of the more mechanically resilient Strong2 class with extended temperature range from -30°C to 80°C to a "light" type LQ070Y3DG3A variant, with an operating temperature of -20°C to 50°C which is designed to
As LEDs continue to penetrate the market and replace last generation light sources, new engineering challenges arise. These challenges come in the form of thermal, optical and electrical issues. For the electrical engineer, maximizing efficiency is usually at the top of the list. However, selecting the proper LED driver topology sometimes can be dictated by the application.
Avago Technologies announced it has developed compact high-brightness water-resistant tricolor surface mount light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in indoor and outdoor full color signs and displays. The company’s ASMT-YTBO plastic leaded chip carrier (PLCC)-6 Blackbody and ASMT-QTCO industry standard PLCC-4 LEDs have been
Toshiba Teli America launched the model CSDS60CM3 high-definition (HD) color camera for the industrial vision marketplace. Able to achieve exceptional picture quality with smearless imaging, the model CSDS60CM3 can also successfully
Future Lighting Solutions announced an exclusive line of light engines designed to accelerate the development, prototyping and delivery of solid state lighting applications as well as reduce fixture development costs. The first light engines in the
Dave of the EEVblog explains the what how and why of measuring crystal clock oscillator drift over time.
Binder-USA announces an upgraded version of its M12 stainless steel connectors. The upgrade includes larger cable outlets and increased environmental protection with high-grade seals. The newly upgraded connectors are ideally suited for applications in the food and beverage industry, chemical plants, and process automation.
International Rectifier, IR (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced a family of HEXFET power MOSFETs including the IRFH6200TRPbF that delivers the industry’s lowest on-state resistance.
Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPS-03S series is a family of single output, 3W switching power supplies. Specifically designed for space critical applications, these low cost modules are fabricated in an ultra-miniature single-in-line (SIP) package.
It isn’t easy to be an engineer these days. You have to be on top of rapidly-developing technology while creating devices and systems with the latest in functionality and integration.
Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) has recently released a line of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pressure sensors to support vehicles and industrial equipment utilizing alternative fuels – a growing market around the world.
DILAS, the diode laser company, is now delivering a new conduction-cooled, multi-bar module with a homogeneous top hat optical beam profile, capable of handling up to 500W output in standard wavelengths.
J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 238 Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Alignment Hinges with Cover Caps. These RoHS-compliant, metric sized hinges are designed so as to allow a technically and visually perfect alignment of the door to its frame.
As the demand for high-performance, cost-effective systems continues to increase, power system design has become more challenging and complex than ever before. In addition to being responsible for the critical selection of the most cost-effective board mounted power solutions from discrete to modular dc-dc solutions and other board-level components...
This year’s CES brought forth a number of new and exciting products and technologies for the consumer. As with each year’s show, there were hits and misses with some products primed to become major retail successes while others may never make it to the store shelves.
The revelation that insurgents had hacked US drones came as shocking news. What’s more, they did so using $26 off-the-shelf software (SkyGrabber). Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that senior officers knew about the security risk five years ago. According to a report in the Journal, senior officers warned in 2004 of the drones’ vulnerabilities.
Space Micro Inc. has been awarded $100,000 by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a software-defined radio system for military satellites. The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract is to develop space communications hardware that is resistant to radiation.
Electronic design engineers are facing greater pressure than ever before to rapidly create new solutions, and manufacturers are continually developing new technologies to help them to do so.
Like much of technology, the role of distribution is evolving with market demand. Outsourcing can provide significant advantages, especially in today’s business climate that includes leaner engineering staffs, and new challenges facing management.
The proposed 2011 NASA Budget takes human spaceflight in a bold new direction. Along with scuttling the Constellation Program, and investing in heavy-lift rocket systems, the proposal leans heavily on the private sector. The International Space Station received clemency through at least 2020, and with the Space Shuttle retiring in 2010, the US will need reliable means of orbital transportation.
Two years ago, DOD banned all “flash media” devices in an effort to contain the “Agent.btz” computer virus. In 2009, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “I do not see the thumb drives going back here in the immediate future.” Yet a year later (nearly to the day), the ban has been lifted.
Connor-Winfield’s D32G Series of 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm SMT temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) use analog temperature compensation to hold
Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8204M and ISL8206M, the newest members of its family of compact power modules. The ISL8204M and ISL8206M are complete switch-mode power supplies in a single compact surface-mount package. Included within the module is a
STMicroelectronics has introduced an integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller. Built using the company’s high-voltage BCD mixed-signal technology, the STHV748 provides four independent channels, each of which generates
Applimotion has taken its UTS slotless frameless motors and created a packaged direct drive motor system for applications that require tight speed control and desirable smoothness. These direct drive motors feature